Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery sang a Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis duet on American Idol on this date in 2011, Alan Jackson's Greatest Hits collection went quadruple platinum in 1998 and Dolly Parton was working 9 to 5 at the Academy Awards in 1981.

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  • American Idol contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina covered the Randy Travis/Carrie Underwood duet "I Told You So" on the FOX-TV show in 2011.
  • Keith Urban's Defying Gravity album was released in 2009.
  • Alan Jackson's The Greatest Hits Collection went quadruple-platinum in 1998.
  • Wynonna's self-titled solo debut album was released in 1992.
  • Alabama's Greatest Hits album was certified gold and platinum in 1986.
  • Dolly Parton performed "9 To 5" on the Academy Awards in 1981.
  • Johnny Rodriguez charted his first Number One single, "You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)," in 1973.
  • Patsy Cline claimed a Number One country single in Billboard with "She's Got You" in 1962.

I know it's the weekend, but here's a little 9 to 5 from Dolly, anyway.



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Dave D.